Wild Rumpus

Telephone Tables

Telephone Tables by Wild Rumpus
Saturday 20 April - Monday 22 April, 11am - 4pm. DROP IN.

Take a moment, and dial in to hear Letters to the Earth or The Lost Words in audio form. Sit at the vintage telephone tables, dial the number for Emma Thompson, Sam Lee or Jenny Ngugi, and close your eyes with the receiver to your ear, as you listen, reflect, and let their words resonate. Created by Wild Rumpus.

The Vintage Telephone Installation consists of 6 x GPO 746 Rotary Telephones, each installed on an individual vintage telephone table with integrated seating. Each telephone is programmed with 20 readings from the Letters to the Earth audiobook or chapters from the audio adaptation of The Lost Words, each with its own telephone number. Audiences can dial any of the designated numbers on the phone, and listen to the reading. A ‘phone book’ will be provided, attached to each table, with the telephone numbers inside.

LOCATIONS: Keele Chapel, Keele University Library, Sustainability Hub, Chapters Cafe, Chancellors Building, Keele Observatory. 


Part of What on Earth?! a series of fun, creative, and engaging activities, performances, and workshops taking place on Keele Campus (and beyond) in the lead to Earth Day 2024. Developed in partnership with the amazing Appetite and fantastic partners from Keele Campus you can spend your visit absorbed in the world around you with lots to see and do. 

More details on out-of-this-world can be found here: What on Earth?! 2024.

Keep a look out on social media and our website for more updates.

FREE. No requirement to pre-book.


Event date
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Keele University campus, ST5 5BG. 6 Locations announced soon.
Appetite, ArtsKeele, Keele University, Mondrem CiC, Higher Horizons
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01782 381373